Achilles Hope & Possibility 4M by TD Bank

  • Date

    June 28, 2020
    8:30 AM
  • Location

    Central Park
  • Distance

    4 Miles
  • Hashtag

    #GoAchilles
  • 9+1
  • Both Men and Women
  • Finisher Medals
  • Scored
  • Staggered Start

About

Achilles Hope and Possibility Race logoJoin NYRR and Achilles International for a four-mile race through Central Park celebrating the spirit that brings together athletes of all ages and ability levels. The primary focus of Achilles International has always been to bring hope, inspiration, and the joys of achievement to all. Since its founding in 1983, Achilles has empowered over 150,000 athletes with disabilities to participate in endurance events around the globe.

Visit the Achilles International web site to learn more about the organization and to make a donation.

Start Times

 

This event will feature multiple starts for athletes in various categories. The schedule of starts is as follows:


Start Time Category
8:15 a.m. Handcycles
8:20 a.m. Pushrim Wheelchairs
8:25 a.m. Achilles Freedom Team
8:30 a.m. Runners
9:00 a.m.  Achilles Hope & Possibility® 1 Mile Walk by TD Bank

Live Results          

 

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Why Race with New York Road Runners?          

 

When you run with NYRR, you do more than compete in a world-class race—your support and participation play a role in fulfilling our mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s free youth and community programs, including Rising New York Road Runners, NYRR Striders, Open Run, and more.

Race Number Pickup

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and T-shirts may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Saturday, June 13, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 14, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 15, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 16, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 17, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 18, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 20, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 25, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 26, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, June 27, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central in Central Park from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m for the four-mile race, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for the walk, and from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for the kids' races. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

Bag check, located on Center Road in Central Park, will be open from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.

Help Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste

Planning to check a bag on race morning? While we will continue to have clear plastic bags available at number pickup, we encourage you to use your own clear reusable plastic bag, no larger than 17" wide x 20" high x 7" deep, with the tag affixed. Learn more.

Detailed Route Info

The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Turn left on West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Finish near The Tavern on the Green.

Awards & Prize Money Charts

There are no age-group awards for this race. Achilles International will present awards specifically for athletes with disabilities in various categories. Provided a minimum of seven participants finish in each of the following categories, cash prizes will be awarded after results are finalized:

Pushrim Wheelchair
Handcycle
Ambulatory Disabled
Mobility Impaired
Lower Limb Deficiency
Visually Impaired
Open (Able-bodied)

Each of these categories will also be subdivided into Male/Female. If 3 or more individuals listed in these categories are finishers in these highlighted divisions, the winner of each category will receive a $100 TD Bank Gift Card. The prize money will be awarded at a designated time at race day central by TD Bank.

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